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More than two dozen rescued from huge ice floe on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota

Strong winds broke off the sheet of ice from the lake's northeast shoreline, officials said

More than two dozen people were rescued from a large ice floe that strong winds broke free from the shoreline of Upper Red Lake in northwestern Minnesota, officials said.

Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs told the Star Tribune that Kelliher fire and rescue personnel with help from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources airboat brought to shore the 27 anglers who had been stranded on the sheet of ice for over three hours, beginning shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

No injuries were reported, and no one had fallen into the water, a Sheriff's Office statement read.


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